This section of the exhibition explores how body time is influenced by our environment. Ranging from the science of chronobiology to the workers’ movement and the experience of sleep, it considers how bodily rhythms are at the center of human experience.
This section explores the science of our entanglement with the microbial world, as well as the many cultural and historical relationships we have had with it. It is a complicated story: Microbes have been enemies, bringers of disease that need to be strictly controlled. They have been allies in our kitchens, and helpers in laboratories. But what might it mean if we have to include them in how we understand the human body? How might we imagine ourselves as ecosystems?
This section explores how scientists and artists have researched and imagined the human body in space from the early 20th century on. They have aimed to better understand the effects of going into space, the risks they entail, and the questions they might contain. Lift-off!
The science of epigenetics is still very unsettled, but it suggests that our bodies are more porous and permeable than we might think. And that our bodies are the result of generations of environmental interactions. That what you eat today might affect your children tomorrow. That where your grandparents grew up might be affecting you now. This section explores some of the questions and feelings this science raises, telling stories of generations linked through food, experiences and environments
Film: Uncovering the exhibition
Experience the behind-the-scenes journey of the exhibition’s creation through this film. Join curators Adam Bencard, Jacob Lillemose, Kristin Stirling, and Malthe Kouassi Bjerregaard as they talk about the exhibition’s four themes.
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Animation af: Torben Lorentzen